18 comments on “Jane Crookall Maternity Home (former) – Douglas

  1. Hi
    I was born in the Jane in 1951, and have been looking for a good photo of the place to add to my family history, is it alright to copy yours?
    I enjoy the site

  2. Thanks Peter
    When i come over this September i plan to take shots of some of the older Manx churches, do you know of any out of the way ones that may normally be missed?
    Take care now

  3. I stood outside the front door of this hospital exactly 21 years ago as my nephew Cormac was born. Ta for the photo and info.

  4. Hi there, I too was born in the Jane Crookall Maternity home, as was my sister and brothers, also three of my four children.
    I always remember the stock on the roof, where has it gone?!

  5. I loved going through all your beautiful pictures. It brought back so many memories. I was born November 12, 1949 in the Jane Crookall Maternity Home as well and my brother David was 5 years after me in the same maternity home. I am so glad to see what the building looked like. My sister and I came from Canada to visit our relatives on the Isle of Man in August 2011 and I wish that I could have gone there. I will come back. Thank you for your wonderful web site.

  6. My mother gave birth to my half sister on 27th January 1942. Do you know
    If there is anywhere where I can find any records or more information .
    We intend to visit Douglas, Isle of Man next year and would be grateful
    Of any information you could give us.

  7. Hello Peter

    I thank you for the information on the the maternity home. When I was a child we lived at 50, St Catherine’s Drive and could see the stork on the roof but I always thought that the home was situated on Westmoreland Road.
    You have now corrected my mistake after nearly 70 years.

    My younger sister was born in Catherine’s Drive on New Years day 1946. The house was originally my grandfather’s. Sadly the family left for England in 1948 and although my parents returned to Douglas then Castletown and now reside in Glencrutchery Cemetery I have only paid brief visits.

    Thanks again


  8. I was born here in 1960 & my brother in 1962. I now clean the first floor.

    Peter, the stork from the roof of this the original Jane, does indeed now reside in the courtyard by the Jane Crookall wing in the ‘new’ Nobles Hospital, Carol.

  9. Hi,
    I too, was born in this Home in January 1955. I am coming back to IOM for my first visit since emigrating in 1957. I will be there in May 2016. I cant wait to see all the sights and history I have heard so much about all my life, from my family.

  10. Hi Peter,
    I have always loved the Bee Gees, saw them in 1973/74 here in my state. So sad now to see that Barbara passed. To see three children pass away before her had to be horrible. I came across your site of this hospital where the Bee fees were born and that must be neat to know you were born in the same hospital.

    My moms mom passed away in a hospital called Home and Church in Baltimore, Maryland. That is the same hospital Edgar Allen Poe the poet died. Sadly I never knew my grandmother as she passed the year before I was born.

    The isle of man looks like an amazing place to live. In our crazy world, there seems to be places that are remote and maybe not as turbulent, I hope I am right in saying that.

    The bee gees had an amazing live, Andy was my favorite, had such a crush on him. Still wonder had Victoria stayed with him, maybe he would be ok? He took it bad when she broke up. You can hear it in his voice in some of the utube videos. So sad and now his two brothers and mom. I feel for Barry, and hope he has a long,happy life.

    Thank you for sharing this picture. Ramona

  11. I was also born hear in 68 my mum always talked about the Jane said the nurses new her well after five daughters I’m not suprissed alway talked about Dr Gillian to we left the island in 78 79 think I need to have a little lil sight seeing trip an especially Castletown were we lived thanks for the pic it’s nice to see were I was born an that the bee gees were too xx

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